Sponsored by Canadian Journal of Chemistry and Canadian Science Publishing (CSP), the Canadian Journal of Chemistry Best Paper Award is presented to recognize the “best paper” published in the volume year of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry (CJC) by a scientist residing in Canada.
The 2016 winner of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry Best Paper Award is:
University of Calgary
For his paper “A novel ultrashort capillary gas chromatography method using oncolumn injection and detection.” Fadi L. Alkhateeb, Taylor C. Hayward, Kevin B. Thurbide. 2016. Can. J. Chem. 10.1139/cjc-2015-0068
Kevin Thurbide is originally from Alberta. He received his BSc honours in chemistry from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, NS in 1990. He then received his PhD in analytical chemistry from Dalhousie University in 1995 under the supervision of Walter Aue. In 1996 he took up a research position with the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada in Montreal, which was also jointly held with the Pulp and Paper Research Centre at McGill University. In January 2000, he joined the faculty at the University of Calgary, where he is currently a professor in the chemistry department, associate head, and the director of graduate studies. His research concentrates on analytical separations and focuses on developing sample preparation, chromatography, and detection methods for the analysis of trace organic compounds present in complex samples of interest to a variety of industrial sectors.